LTE: China: China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom assigned for TDD LTE mobile services.
WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
The State Radio Regulation Bureau under China's Ministry of Industry and Information has assigned frequency band units for TDD (time division duplexing) LTE mobile communication services, with China Mobile to obtain total bandwidth of 130MHz, China Telecom 40MHz and China Unicom 40MHz, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
China Mobile will obtain three band units, 1880-1900MHz, 2320-2370MHz and 2575-2635MHz; China Telecom will obtain 2370-2390MHz and 2635-2655MHz; and China Unicom will acquire 2300-2320MHz and 2555-2575MHz, the sources said.
China Mobile will use the three band units to operate TD-LTE, a China-developed version of TDD LTE. China Mobile has been preparing for TD-LTE operation for a few years, allocating a capex budget of CNY41.7 billion (US$6.84 billion) for 2013. The company will hold the 2013 China Mobile Global Partners Conference in Guangzhou, southern China, during December 17-19 and may unveil TD-LTE-enabled iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c at the event.